Classics

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Qualifications

Overview

An understanding of the rich Classical past gives students a keen lens through which to view the modern world, since so many issues confronting us were experienced and discussed with great insight by the ancients: abuses of political power and the rise of demagogues; questions of cultural identity; the problematic nature of empire and colonialism; the nature-nurture debate; the plight of refugees and asylum seekers; among others.

Knowledge of Latin and Greek as well as of the complex natures of Greek and Roman cultures also develops skills in intellectual rigour, critical analysis, and self-expression – all highly prized qualities in the job market today.

More fundamentally, Classics brings students into contact with some of the greatest and most enduring creations in literature, art, and philosophy that the world has ever known.

Contact us

School of Humanities and Creative Arts

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Old Chemistry Building, Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street
Christchurch 8013

Postal address
College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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